Games Played on 7/28/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B, Juan Silverio, went 5-5 for the Blaze. On the season, Silverio is hitting .278/.297/.443 with 12 homers. He’s 22 and in his 3rd year in High A, playing the last two for the White Sox in Winston-Salem.
Chad Reineke had a nice start going…until the 6th, when an error by Billy Hamilton and a string of hits (and bad relief pitching by Kanekoa Texeira) killed his stat line. He threw 5.1, allowing 6 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits, a walk, and 2 strikeouts. Texeira posted a pitching line of 2 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 0 BB 1 K (and allowed two of Reineke’s runs to score). Nick Christiani threw 1.2 hitless innings, walking one and striking out 2.
The Bats only had 6 hits, 2 by Felix Perez (2-4 double) and 2 by Jason Donald (2-3 double)
Southern League All-Star Shaun Ellis started and threw 4 innings of 2 hit-shutout baseball, walking 2 and striking out 3. The bullpen held the Bears hitless the rest of the way. Parker Frazier picked up the win with 3 innings, walking 2 and striking out 3. Chris Manno threw 2/3, and Trevor Bell picked up his 8th save with an inning of work. Josh Ravin threw 1/3, but walked two.
Ryan LaMarre went 2-3 and Chris Berset went 2-4 with a double.
The Blaze jumped out to an 8-0 lead, then held on to win. They were led by Juan Silverio, who went 5-5. The only other Blaze hitter to have more than one hit was Kyle Waldrop, who went 2-4 and hit his second inside the park homer of the season (16). Junior Arias also homered (2).
James Allen got the win with a strong start, throwing 5 innings of 1 run baseball. He did give up 7 hits and 2 walks, but struck out 7. Kyle Lotzkar (.1 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 1 K) and Ben Klimesh (1.1 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 2 K) let Lake Elisnore back in the game, but Jimmy Moran threw a scoreless inning and a third and Pat Doyle picked up his 7th save with a scoreless inning.
Seth Mejias-Brean started the inning with a homer (2-4, 9th) and Beau Amaral capped a 6 run 8th inning with a grand slam (2-5, 8th). SS Zach Vincej went 3-4.
Sal Romano stared and went 5.2, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, along with 6 strikeouts. Joey Housey picked up with win with 1.1 hitless innings (2K’s) and Alejandro Chacin notched his 2nd save with a scoreless 9th.
Jon Matthews continued his recent hot streak, going 4-5. Carlos Sanchez was 2-4.
Pedro Diaz threw 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. Zach Weiss took the loss, giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits (including a homer) in 2 innings. Nick Fleece threw the 9th, giving up an unearned run, despite not giving up a hit or walk. (HBP, SB, Error, SF)
<a href="http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2013_07_28_cinrok_brrrok_1&t=g_box&sid=milb"AZL Reds 7 – AZL Brewers 2
The Reds jumped out front 7-0 and never looked back. Aristides Aquino went 2-5 with a double and homer (2), Kevin Franklin went 2-4 with a double, Jose Fernandez went 2-4 with a triple, and Kevin Garcia went 2-5.
Nick Routt started and went a hitless inning, walking 1. Manuel Aybar got the win, going 3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out 2. Jesus Parra threw 1.2 hitless innings, Ibrahin Redan threw a hitless inning (1 K), as did Wagner Gomez.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.